Seriously?All told, the Reds should be facing a $110-million range in 2014 payroll commitment, which won't give the small-market team much maneuvering to acquire a pricey pitcher like Price.
Unless of course, the Rays like what they're offered and are willing to help the Reds offset an equal amount of salary for what it would cost to pay Price.
That would equate to three veterans -- Broxton, Chris Heisey and Logan Ondrusek -- and two top prospects -- Daniel Corcino and Donald Lutz -- for Price.
It would fill five key positions for the Rays at the cost of one ace, and for the Reds the acquisition of Price would provide a front-end playoff rotation of Price, Cueto and Latos through 2015. Talk about trading Price has already started, but the Reds might be able to fly beneath the radar once again and jerk the carpet out from underneath the baseball world once again.
This article was written/posted today. That's more ridiculous than even the most one-side preposterous hypothetical trade I've seen on Redszone!